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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01097
Date Filed2017-06-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffSUSAN B. LONG
Case DescriptionSusan Long and David Burnham, co-directors of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, submitted monthly FOIA requests to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for anonymous case-by-case information about individuals deported by ICE as a result of its Secure Communities or successor programs. In its most recent response to TRAC's monthly request, the agency failed to provide a number of data fields that it had disclosed previously. TRAC filed an administrative appeal of the agency's response. ICE responded to the appeal by telling TRAC that the agency database did not contain that information and it was not required to provide it. TRAC then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-06-081COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4983046) filed by DAVID BURNHAM, SUSAN B. LONG. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Sherman, Sean) (Entered: 06/08/2017)
2017-06-08Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (md) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-092SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-123RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/12/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/12/2017. (Sherman, Sean) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
2017-06-234NOTICE of Appearance by William Mark Nebeker on behalf of IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-07-125Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
2017-07-13MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 5 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendant shall now file its responsive pleading on or before July 27, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 07/13/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-13Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Responsive pleading due by 7/27/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-276ANSWER to Complaint by IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT.(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-287ORDER: Both a Complaint and an Answer are now before the court in this FOIA case. It is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report on or before August 18, 2017. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 07/28/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-07-28Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 8/18/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-08-178Joint STATUS REPORT by IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
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